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5 Cool Things to Do at the San Ignacio Market

17Oct

The San Ignacio Market in the Cayo District of Belize is a colorful and vibrant outdoor space right on the banks of the Macal River. Full of vendors at stalls selling everything from papaya to natural herbal medicines, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the biggest and most interesting days to visit the market—the place to see and be seen if you’re a local. Although the market is open 7 days a week, your best bet for getting the most out of this unique cultural experience is a Saturday morning visit.

So, what are you likely to see and what are our top picks for a morning at the market? Read on for 5 Cool Things to Do at the San Ignacio Market:

1. EAT SOME PANADES

Similar to what you may know as Empanadas, Belizean Panades (pronounced “puh-NAH-duhs”) are one of the tastiest and most common types of fast food to be found in the country. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Belizean panades are made by folding corn massa (dough) over a stuffing, which most commonly consists of meat, fish, or refried beans. Or try some of the other delectable Belizean-style fast food fare–rice’n’beans, meat pies, coconut tarts, and garnaches, just to name a few.

2. CHECK OUT HAND CARVINGS ETCHED IN SLATE

Using techniques passed on through the generations, locals artisans retrieve this beautiful black stone from “the bush” and spend painstaking hours carving intricate details by hand depicting Mayan symbols, Belizean cultural icons, and wildlife. You can also find loads of other unique handmade cultural items, like clothing, handbags, beaded jewelry, and wood carvings, from Belize and nearby Guatemala at the market.

3. BURN SOME COPAL

Copal, the traditional Mayan incense made from the cured sap of the fragrant copal tree, is just one of many traditional Mayan items you’ll find for sale at the market. Get yourself a small block and try it out in a handmade clay incense burner.

4. FIND A NATURAL CURE FROM THE RAINFOREST

Traditional cures using homeopathic remedies from the jungle have been in use in the tropics for thousands of years and continue to be widely used and accepted in Belize. From treatments for skin rashes to diabetes, you’re bound to find something to cure whatever ails you.

5. TRY SOMETHING FRESH

Ever eaten a soursop? How about a sapodilla fruit, star fruit, coco yam, or custard apple? Market is the perfect place to try a new tropical fruit or veggie. Get wild and crazy and take a big bite of life!

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Save 25% on Your Belizean Jungle Vacation at Table Rock

15Sep

Get 25% Off Your Room Rate in November & December

Enjoy early winter savings and take 25% off our regular room rate for stays from November 1st through December 18th when you book with us directly for 3 or more nights.

Ask about our Pre-Season Sale when you email us at info@tablerockbelize.com.

The fine print: Good only for direct bookings. Not valid for advertised packages, with other discounts, or for existing reservations. 

August & September Specials at Table Rock

12Aug

Great Savings on Your Belize Jungle Vacation During August & September

Save 25% off our already discounted room rate this August and September when you book directly with us for 3 or more nights.

Ask for our August & September Special when you email us at info@tablerockbelize.com.

The fine print: Not valid for advertised packages, with other discounts, or for existing reservations.

Table Rock Helps Students Succeed

27Jun

Table Rock Helps Students Succeed

Table Rock’s generous guests answered the call to help others again this year by making it possible for us to award three laptops and one tablet to top performing kids in need as they prepare to move on to high school next year. Thanks to great travelers wishing to make a big impression while leaving a small footprint, Table Rock matched the donation of two refurbished Dell laptops with a Sony laptop and an Apple iPad.

For a country where high school is is not free and is only optional, and where the average dual-income family brings in less than $25,000 USD per year, the financial strain of advancing one’s education is not always a possibility. For those students whose families do find the funds to send them on to high school, the tools we know to be necessary for success aren’t always able to be had. Laptops and tablets, items most of us consider indispensable for learning and producing quality work, are prohibitively expensive for many families in Belize.

So, it is with great joy and appreciation that four outstanding students graduating from primary school receive these wonderful gifts of technology that will undoubtedly create a huge positive contribution toward their success as students at the secondary level.  Congratulations to Raonie, Joanna, Lorely, and Kasie!

WANT TO HELP? PACK FOR A PURPOSE.

By packing for a purpose each time you travel, you can help local communities with important needs and social projects. Putting just a few items–soccer balls, pencils, printer ink cartridges–into your suitcase can add up to a big difference throughout the year for those who live in the places you visit. Table Rock supports two local schools with needed school supplies and technology. Check out how you can help at Pack for a Purpose or contact us at info@tablerockbelize.com!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TABLE ROCK GIVES BACK

Want to know more about how Table Rock Jungle Lodge gives back to our community and the world? Learn more about our ecologically and socially green initiatives here: Sustainability & Giving Back

Belize Summer Deal

05Jun

Stay 4 or More Nights & 1 Night Is on Us!

What’s the Deal?

  • Stay 4 or more nights this summer and get 1 night’s room rate FREE
  • Stay 8 or more nights and 2 of those nights are FREE

What are the Restrictions?

  • Good for stays in June, July, August, & September 2018
  • This deal must be mentioned via email prior to booking
  • Not valid for existing reservations, advertised packages, or with any other discount

How Do I Take Advantage of This Deal?

  • Complete the form below or email our reservations desk at info@tablerockbelize.com and mention the 4th Night Free special.
  • Book your flights, pack your gear, and get ready for adventure!
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Belize Early Summer Sale!

02May

Get Your 4th Night FREE this May & June!

For a limited time, all of the rooms at our award-winning eco-lodge will be on sale for stays this May & June. Enjoy all there is to do in Western Belize and save money while you do it!

What's the Deal?

  • Stay 3 or more nights in May or June 2018 and your 4th night’s room rate is on us
  • Stay 6 or more nights and we’ll pick up the tab for 2 additional nights

What are the Restrictions?

  • Good for stays in May and June 2018
  • This deal must be mentioned via email prior to booking
  • Not valid for existing reservations, advertised packages, or with any other discount

How Do I Take Advantage of This Deal?

  • Complete the form below or email our reservations desk at info@tablerockbelize.com and mention the 4th Night Free special.
  • Book your flights, pack your gear, and get ready for adventure!




JUNGLE INFINITY POOL NOW OPEN!

01May

Don’t miss out on enjoying the bliss that is our new Jungle Infinity Pool. Tucked into the soaring trees of the surrounding jungle and built into the face of a hill overlooking the Macal River Valley, this newest addition to Table Rock doesn’t disappoint. After years of dreaming and six months of intense construction, the pool not only gives our guests a gorgeous view and a fabulous spot to beat the heat, but it also provides more beautiful open-air spaces to relax, unwind, and rediscover themselves.

How did we do it? Well, it all started with building a new road on the property so that we could reach the spot where we knew the pool would be perfect. A couple of weeks and a large excavator later, and voila!–new road. Then we began the slow and painstaking process of working with the natural contours of the land to best fit the pool to the environment. Nobody likes skimming the pool, but we love our trees at Table Rock and we didn’t want to loose the feeling of the surrounding forest, so only a bare minimum of trees were removed during the building.

Then came the addition of bathrooms, an outdoor shower, a great pool deck with loads of seating, a breezy pavilion filled with comfy sofas and ceiling fans overlooking it all, and finally a bridge for access to and from the dining room and bar. All of this and Wifi access to boot! You’ll never want to move from this fabulous new space! Your holiday time with us is limited, though, so be sure to make time to enjoy the pool as well as all our other onsite activities and our amazing guided excursions, too!

 

Check Out Our New Website!

11Jan

What better way to start off the new year than with a new look!

We’ve been working for nearly a year to update our information and our look to best reflect the real feel of Table Rock Jungle Lodge, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. As all of you who have built websites know, it took loads of time, tons of work, and a great collaboration with our tech guy to get this baby up to snuff.

And now we’d love for you to take a look. . .

www.tablerockbelize.com

Let us know what you think and if there are any other details or information you’d like to see on our site. Our goal is to always make our guests happy on vacation while teaching them as much as possible about the nature, culture, and history of Belize. So, anything that will help us meet and exceed that goal is what we’re going for. Thanks for taking a look, passing our site on to friends and family who you think would love to travel “green”, and for sending us your two cents’ worth!

CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

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LAST MINUTE BELIZE VACATION DEALS for 2017

12Oct

Belize Vacation Deals at Table Rock Jungle Lodge

Looking for great Belize vacation deals?

There’s nothing like taking the adventure trip of your dreams and saving big while you do. Table Rock Jungle Lodge is now offering great last minute Belize Vacation Deals this fall so you can have the best of both!

Fruit from Table Rock's Farm Belize Deals

When can I stay?

These deals are good for stays at Table Rock anytime between now and December 20, 2017.

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How big are these Belize deals?

You’ll get discounts of up to 25% off our 2018 rates for stays in 2017!

Check out these great prices:

Garden View Room                                  Was US$175         Now only US$145

Queen Jungle View Cabaña                    Was US$210         Now only US$175

King Jungle View Cabaña                        Was US$235         Now only US$195

River Valley View Cabaña                        Was US$270         Now only US$225

Rainforest Cabin                                        Was US$270         Now only US$225

Shamrock Bluff House                              Was US$400         Now only US$300

Why Table Rock Jungle Lodge?

At Table Rock, we are committed to the core values of sustainable tourism: helping the environment, aiding the local community, and educating travelers about both. The resident American owners have worked to make Table Rock Jungle Lodge unique by preserving the natural surroundings, keeping the number of rooms limited, employing local villagers, and by replenishing one of Belize’s earliest natural resources, the Mahogany tree. In addition to the jungle canopy, Table Rock is home to a small working farm where you can gather exotic tropical fruits and visit with our pet donkeys, laying hens, and bunny rabbits. We produce our own electricity and supply the majority of our water needs with purified rainwater.

We invite you to join us in our lifestyle at Table Rock Jungle Lodge, to rediscover yourself, and to experience the beauty and adventure that is Belize.

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